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Student Debt Relief Program

An exclusive member benefit for UFT members

Are you concerned about paying your student loans? The Student Debt Relief Program, an exclusive member benefit brought to you by the UFT, is here to help.

If you are a full-time educator working for the Department of Education, you may be eligible for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Certain teacher licenses may also be eligible for the federal Title 1 forgiveness program. These programs may be able to help you reduce your student debt burden.

Navigating your options and applying for the right programs can be complicated. The Student Debt Relief Program is a brand-new service exclusively for UFT members to help guide you every step of the way.

You can email studentdebtrelief@uft.org for information. Please note: This email is not for asking technical questions about student loans or eligibility. Members who attend an information session can then work directly with an independent loan specialist who can answer those types of inquiries. Please do not email any personal financial information.

Upcoming webinars

Login information will be sent to you a few days in advance of the webinar after you register.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m.

Register for a webinar

Upcoming information sessions

All sessions take place at 4 p.m.

Information sessions at UFT borough offices

  • Thursday, Oct. 24, in Queens
  • Thursday, Oct. 24, in Staten Island
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Bronx
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Staten Island
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Manhattan
  • Thursday, Dec. 5, in Queens
  • Thursday, Dec. 5, in Brooklyn

Register for an information session

Especially for paraprofessionals

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Manhattan
  • Thursday, Oct. 24, in Brooklyn

Register for an information session for paraprofessionals

What's New

Final lesson

A way to ease the burden of student debt

We asked, and you told us loud and clear: The burden of student debt is one of your most pressing concerns. We listened and are now offering participation in the Student Debt Relief Program for UFT members only.